Gillibrand urges Senate GOP to reject 'cruel' health care plan


Ryan mentioned how repealing Obamacare and overhauling American health care was a promise Republicans have made in past elections and that this was fulfilling a promise to voters.

A political group with ties to the House Republican leadership, American Action Network, said Sunday it was buying $500,000 in television time to promote the health care bill. Trump tweeted. "ObamaCare premiums and deductibles are way up - it was a lie and it is dead!" Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), the Senate minority leader, speaking at an unrelated news conference, also criticized the new health care bill, saying he was concerned the measure would make it more hard for Americans with pre-existing health conditions to find affordable coverage. He should make sure the questions we asked above are answered affirmatively and, if he has an open mind toward improving rather than defeating the measure, Republicans should hear him out.

Ryan defended a provision in the bill that barred insurers for charging more for preexisting conditions as long as individuals did not have a lapse in their health insurance coverage, arguing that "you can't say for healthcare in America one size fits all". It would dilute consumer-friendly insurance coverage requirements, like prohibiting higher premiums for customers with pre-existing medical conditions.

House Speaker Paul Ryan, who also appeared on "This Week", acknowledged that the Senate would make changes to the bill.

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The House bill "will be modified here if for no other reason than the rules, the reconciliation rules, would require it", Sen.

"They are going to be living in the emergency rooms again", potentially driving up health care costs, Kasich predicted.

The House bill, passed 217-213, would end the health care law's fines on people who don't buy policies and erase its taxes on health industry businesses and higher-earning people.

Cutting almost $1 trillion from Medicaid will give states the freedom to tailor the program to suit their needs, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price said Sunday, as he defended a narrowly passed House bill that aims to undo parts of the health care law enacted by the previous administration.

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As of now, because the GOP pushed to vote before a new CBO score was released, it is unclear how much the new health care legislation would cost or how many people might lose their coverage.

"We're going to do something better and we're going to do our job as legislators to get this thing done".

Americans want problems solved and a broken health care insurance system is one of the biggest ones. Priebus was on "Fox News Sunday".

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